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PhD student at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics group, ETH Zürich, due to complete in the summer of 2022.


Institute of Geophysics, NO H25,
ETH Zürich, Sonneggstrasse 5,
8092 Zürich, Switzerland

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I study geodynamic processes of planetary interiors across the scales, using numerical models. In particular, my interest lies in putting geophysical, geological and geochemical observations in a geodynamically coherent framework. My research focusses on, but is not restricted to, the composition and dynamics of the deep Earth, and its control on our planet’s evolution.

I have a strong interest in science communication, outreach, and equality. This is reflected in my roles in the Geodynamics division (GD) of the European Geosciences Union: I’m an editor for the GD blog website, and represent all GD Early Career Scientists (ECS) as the ECS Representative. I aim to contribute to a more open, diverse, and inclusive community for young scientists. 

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Research

A summary of my current and previous research projects, involving the deep Earth, Venus, and intra-oceanic subduction.

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Publications and conferences

A list of my peer-reviewed articles, contributions to conferences and workshops, and media coverage.  

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Outreach

My written and edited outreach articles. Related to science communication and promoting diversity in the academic world.

Experience

PhD candidate
2018-present

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich – Institute of Geophysics

Dynamics of chemical and rheological heterogeneity in Earth’s lower mantle 

  • Conducting 2D and 3D spherical numerical models of mantle convection to investigate the dynamics and evolution of chemical and/or rheological heterogeneities in Earth’s lower mantle 
  • Post-processing of numerical results and integration with observations from (cosmo-)geochemistry, geophysics, geology, and mineral physics

Advisors: P. Tackley and M. Ballmer

MSc. Earth Sciences: Geophysics
2016-2018

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich – Institute of Geophysics

MSc Thesis: Plume penetration into Venusian lithosphere and the origin of coronae: 3D thermomechanical modelling

Supervisors: T. Gerya and L. Montési

MSc research project: The formation of oceanic detachment faults and there influence on intra-oceanic subduction initiation

Supervisors: T. Gerya and S. Beaussier

BSc. Earth Sciences
2013-2015

Utrecht University – Department of Earth Sciences – Paleomagnetic Laboratory Fort Hoofddijk

BSc Thesis: Obtaining a high resolution geomagnetic field intensity curve for the Azore region, the IZZI-Thellier approac

Supervisor: L. de Groot

Awards and grants

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EGU OSPP Award

Outstanding Student Poster/PICO Presentation award in the Geodynamics division of EGU, at the General Assembly (2019)

 

Receiving the award during our graduation ceremony, ETH Zürich.

ETH MSc thesis Medal

Award for the best Master’s thesis in the Department of Earth Sciences at ETH Zürich
(October 2018)

 

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ETH Master Scholarship

Excellence Master Scholarship for my MSc degree at ETH Zürich (2016-2018)

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Molengraaff Fund

TU Delft Fund for carrying out paleomagnetic fieldwork for my BSc thesis project in the Azores (May 2016)